From: Jayne Sumner
To: Lee Perry,
Subject: I Urge You to Vote Yes on HB96!
Date: Tue Feb 11 02:14:29 MST 2014
Feb 10, 2014 Representative Lee Perry State Capitol , Suite 350 350 North State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84114 Dear Representative Perry, I am writing to ask that you support school readiness and vote YES on HB96. High-quality preschool is a proven strategy that changes the odds for at-risk children who lack opportunity. Participation in a high-quality preschool program ensures these children enter kindergarten on-track with their peers and reach proven benchmarks. It also increases their chances of graduating from high school, receiving post-secondary education, and obtaining a stable job, which ultimately, saves the state and taxpayers millions by avoiding costly remediation programs. HB96 will offer an innovative way to partner with the private sector, increase the number of at-risk students who can access high-quality preschool programs, and ensure that children are ready to learn. I encourage you to support this VITAL legislation for our kids, our communities, and for the future of our state. HB96 is about giving parents choices and providing at-risk children with opportunities for a better life! Working with preschoolers has taught me the value of having every child enrolled in a preschool program, not a mandatory one, but one that is accessible to all children, regardless of income level. Government's elitist ideology should not extend to deciding which children get a jumpstart to the education they need through preschool and which don't. Sincerely, Ms. Jayne Sumner 326 Interlochen Ln Stansbury Park, UT 84074-8127